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RONNIE
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posted 03-02-2003 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RONNIE   Click Here to Email RONNIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I HAVE A 76 COBRAII,I GOT TCI STREET FRIGHTER THEY SAID THE STALL WAS AROUND 3000,BUT WHEN I HAVE IN LOW AND TRY TO BRING RPMS 3000 THE CAR STARTS TO PUSH AROUND 2400 RPMS IS THAT NORMAL? YOU CAN MORE DETAILS ON THE MOTOR AND CAR AT MY SITE AT WWW.RONS.MUSTANGII.NET THANKS RONNIE

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capri man
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posted 03-02-2003 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thats normal ronnie, you will never get the advertised stall speed out of a converter. especially without a transbrake.
ease along in high gear and floor it and it should go to the approx. advertised stall speed on the tach. i got a 3700 in my 306 and about 2400 is all i can hold it at. there are many variables in the stall speed. even the size (torque) of your engine will change the stall speed. ok now everybody, go ahead and cretique (sp) my converter lesson here!! lol

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RONNIE
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posted 03-02-2003 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RONNIE   Click Here to Email RONNIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THANKS I WIIL GIVE THAT SHOT WHEN THE RAIN STOPS HERE IN MARYLAND RONNIE

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-02-2003 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WHat type of valve body do you have? Automatic or full manual? Let me know and I can give you a sure fire test method for measuring your stall speed.

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capri man
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posted 03-02-2003 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
alex, mine is full manual reverse. let me know the best way to check mine when he gets back with you. thanks

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-02-2003 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK Mike. It's easy.

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Alex Denysenko
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Hans olsson
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posted 03-02-2003 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our converter flashes to 5300 rpm,but 3400 is max in stage.The rear brakes and front tires is the limiting factors on our car.

Hans.

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RONNIE
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posted 03-02-2003 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RONNIE   Click Here to Email RONNIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
WHat type of valve body do you have? Automatic or full manual? Let me know and I can give you a sure fire test method for measuring your stall speed.



ITS A AUTOMATIC VALE BODY THANKS RONNIE

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-02-2003 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK. Good!
Ronnie, you need to have your car fully warmed up. You pump the sh*t up out of the brake pedal and hold it as hard as you can. Put the shifter in 2nd gear manualy and then floor the gas. Make sure your eyes are on the tach. Your brakes should hold the car fine in 2nd gear. What you tach up to will be your stall speed. You only need to do it for about 2 or 3 seconds tops.
Mike, same drill only you do it in high gear.
Warm it up, pump up the brakes, put the trans in manual high (3rd) gear, and stopm the pedal to the floor. WIthout the mechanical advantage of first gear, you won't overcome the brakes.

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Alex Denysenko
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RONNIE
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posted 03-02-2003 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RONNIE   Click Here to Email RONNIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
OK. Good!
Ronnie, you need to have your car fully warmed up. You pump the sh*t up out of the brake pedal and hold it as hard as you can. Put the shifter in 2nd gear manualy and then floor the gas. Make sure your eyes are on the tach. Your brakes should hold the car fine in 2nd gear. WhaTRHAt you tach up to will be your stall speed. You only need to do it for about 2 or 3 seconds tops.
Mike, same drill only you do it in high gear.
Warm it up, pump up the brakes, put the trans in manual high (3rd) gear, and stopm the pedal to the floor. WIthout the mechanical advantage of first gear, you won't overcome the brakes.

THA

THANKS FOR THE FAST REPLY ITS GOING TO BE A DAY OR SO BEFORE I TRY IT RONNIE

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Fastymz
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posted 03-02-2003 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex even with an auto valve body.I can start off in 2nd?
I can only get my car to hold to 1800 and the convertor is a 2400 stall.
I'll try that too when I get it back on the ride.

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Fstln69
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posted 03-02-2003 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our convertor won't stall over 2000rpm when brake torqueing but it will FLASH to 3800.Out of the box 10"tci convertor wouldn't flash over 2300rpm when i called tci they said "we build all the convertors behind small block chevys and set the stall from that" ,i went insane on the phone after that comment.Ended up haveing to have a "race" 10" built to get the stall i wanted.
Dennis

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-02-2003 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fstln69:
"we build all the convertors behind small block chevys and set the stall from that" , Ended up haveing to have a "race" 10" built to get the stall i wanted.
Dennis



Are they implying that small block chebbies make more power? Those bastages!

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Fstln69
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posted 03-02-2003 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I told them they were Fargin Iceholes
These means FARGIN WAR!!!!!!!

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Fordwiser
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posted 03-03-2003 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL!!!!! Maybe TCI needs a visit from Johnny Dangerouslly!

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-03-2003 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TCI is now owned by Comp cams. That small block chebbie they use on their dyno puts out about 600 HP FYI.

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Alex Denysenko
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DRAGSTANG351
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posted 03-04-2003 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DRAGSTANG351   Click Here to Email DRAGSTANG351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never could get my TCI super street fighter
converter to stall more than 2500rpm before it tried to push thru the lights, It was advertised to stall between 3800-4200rpm.

kelly

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-04-2003 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Catalog converters seldom meet the advertised stall speed. There are too many variables.

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Alex Denysenko
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Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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Fstln69
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posted 03-04-2003 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being that was the first "advertised"convertor i ever bought i learned that lesson.Guess i will stick to haveing them built for the application
Dennis

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-04-2003 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good idea.

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Alex Denysenko
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RONNIE
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posted 03-05-2003 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RONNIE   Click Here to Email RONNIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fstln69:
I told them they were Fargin Iceholes
These means FARGIN WAR!!!!!!!



THIS IS RONNIE WITH THE 76 COBRAII,I WAS WONDERING WHAT IS YOUR 60FT.MY BEST WAS A 2.20 AT [email protected]

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RONNIE
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posted 03-05-2003 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RONNIE   Click Here to Email RONNIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RONNIE:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fstln69:
[b]I told them they were Fargin Iceholes
These means FARGIN WAR!!!!!!!



THIS IS RONNIE WITH THE 76 COBRAII,I WAS WONDERING WHAT IS YOUR 60FT.MY BEST WAS A 2.20 AT [email protected][/B][/QUOTE]

IA,M ASKING THE 69 FAIRLANE ABOUT THE 60FT

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Fstln69
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posted 03-05-2003 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ronnie,the best 60ft time so far was 1.76 on a [email protected] run.I loaded the convertor at 2000rpm foot brake and left.Ronnie i just looked at your car very nice!105?Damn now i know i need to get under the hood and figure whats wrong

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[This message has been edited by Fstln69 (edited 03-05-2003).]

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RONNIE
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posted 03-06-2003 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RONNIE   Click Here to Email RONNIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fstln69:
Ronnie,the best 60ft time so far was 1.76 on a [email protected] run.I loaded the convertor at 2000rpm foot brake and left.Ronnie i just looked at your car very nice!105?Damn now i know i need to get under the hood and figure whats wrong



I THINK THE BIG DIFFERANCE IS THAT MY CAR WEIGHS UNDER 3000 AND I NEED REAL STALL,THATS MY GOAL TO GET IN TO THE 12.S THANKS RONNIE

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